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Ekkehard Nuiss

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Ekkehard Nuiss

Personal Data

Name: Ekkehard Nuissl von Rein

Born in 1946.



He studied sociology and pedagogy. 

He was manager of the Heidelberg Institute for educational research and director of the 

Adult Education Institute (Volkshochschule) in Hamburg. 

 He studied sociology, German studies, history, political science, education in Heidelberg and Bremen until 1970.

 He received his doctorate in 1974 in social sciences in Bremen and habilitated in 1987 in educational science in Hannover. 




1974 to 1988 Director of the Heidelberg Research Institute AfeB


1989 to 1991 director of the Hamburger Volkshochschule


1991 to 2011 Scientific Director of the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) in Frankfurt / M. / Bonn (seat from 2002)


1991 to 2003 University Professor (C4) for Adult Education at the Philipps-University Marburg


2003 to 2011 University Professor (C4) for Adult Education at the University of Duisburg-Essen


 2000 honorary professor at the University of Timisoara (Romania).


 2003 honorary professor at the University of Florence (Italy).


2006 member of the International Hall of Fame in Adult Education.


2008 Coordinator of the Asian-European Network (ASEM) "Professionalization of Lifelong Learning".


2009 honorary professor at the University of Delhi (India).


2012 Senior Professor at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.


2012 Professor at the University of Torun (Poland).


 2013 head of the project "ESRALE" (Erasmus-Program).


Awards and Honors

The University of Timişoara (Romania) awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2000.

He is Honorary Professor at the University of New Delhi (India) and Honorary Fellow of the UNESCO Institute for Adult Learning (UIL) in Hamburg.


Membership-Professional Organizations

In 2006 he was elected member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of


He represented the Federal Republic of Germany many times in committees and conferences. 

He was u. a. President of the European Consortium of Research and Development Institutes for Further Education (ERDI, 1999 to 2005).

He is a member of numerous editorial boards of scientific journals in Germany.



Massenmedien im System bürgerlicher Herrschaft (Beiträge zur Medientheorie und Kommunikationsforschung) (German Edition)1975

Nuissl, E. (2010). Teachers and trainers in adult and lifelong learning - asian and european p. Peter Lang Gmbh.


Sava, S., Malita, L., & Nuissl, E. (2010). Quality of the online delivery in the European Master in Adult Education. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 9, 1687-1691. 


Professional Interest Areas

Teaching research.

Training policy.

International Adult Education.


Major Contributions to Adult Education

 Nuissl has published more than 800 publications on education policy and teaching and learning in continuing education. His most recent book publications are: Empirical Research in Continuing Education (Florence 2017), Acquisition of Culture (Baltmannsweiler 2017), Introduction to Adult Education (Baltmannsweiler 2017), Education Policy ("Not too long," Bielefeld 2016), Conference Didactics (Bielefeld 2016), Education and Space (Baltmannsweiler 2015). 


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